Takao Ozawa Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 1


Takao Ozawa General Information


Mr. Takao Ozawa serves as Director and Senior Managing Corporate Officer at Z Holdings. He serves as Board Member at Machikoe. He is the former CEO of YJ Capital. He is also the President of Shopping Company at Yahoo Japan. He was also the Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer and President at Bizseek. Prior to Yahoo, he founded Bizseek, Inc. in 1999 which was acquired by Rakuten in 2001. He joined Rakuten after the acquisition and was the Corporate Officer in charge of auctions. During his career in Rakuten, he was engaged in projects such as the formation of Rakuten Eagles. He left Rakuten in 2006 and founded Ozawa Research Institute where he enhanced business in areas such as investments to start-up companies and consulting. In 2011, he founded Crocos, which was sold to Yahoo Japan in 2012. As an angel investor, he invested/founded companies like nanapi, Appgrooves, STARFESTIVAL, Crocos, Netage and many others.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Kioi Tower
  • 1-3 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tokyo, 102-8282
  • Japan

Takao Ozawa Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Tokyo 30-Jul-2019 Seed Round 00.000 Internet Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
0000000000 28-Jan-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Aerospace and Defense Generating Revenue 00000 00000
SearchMan 01-Sep-2011 Early Stage VC Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
AppGrooves 04-Aug-2011 Early Stage VC 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
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Takao Ozawa Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
000000000 01-Mar-2021 000000000 00000000
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Takao Ozawa Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Takao Ozawa Angel Investor 0 0 0 Tokyo, Japan
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